GAMEDAY College Football

Michigan State 42, Youngstown State 14

Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Payton Thorne threw for four touchdowns, including two long strikes to Jayden Reed, and ran for another score as Michigan State rolled to a 42-14 victory over Youngstown State.

Thorne connected with Reed on Michigan State's first play from scrimmage, the second straight game in which the Spartans scored from 75-yards out on its opening play.

They also combined on an 85-yard score during the second quarter. Thorne completed 15-of-21 passes for 280 yards.

Reed caught four passes for 181 yards, while Jordon Simmons rushed for 140 yards on 19 carries for the Spartans (2-0), who led 35-7 at halftime.

Demeatric Crenshaw rushed for 69 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown for the Penguins (1-1).

Kenneth Walker III scored on a 75-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in the Spartans' season-opening victory at Northwestern. This time, he took a handoff and pitched it back to Thorne on a flea flicker. Reed caught the ball at the Penguins' 37 and raced into the end zone on the 75-yard score.

Thorne scored on a 10-yard run midway through the first quarter.

Thorne's 85-yard pass to Reed with 13:59 left in the first half gave the Spartans a 21-0 advantage. Thorne's 20-yard pass to Elijah Collins and Walker's 6-yard run accounted for Michigan State's other first-half scores.

Thorne found Jalen Nailor on a 16-yard scoring pass in the third.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter YSUMSU
MSU TD 14:50 Jayden Reed 75 yard TD pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin Extra Point) 0 7
MSU TD 7:54 Payton Thorne 10 yard TD run (Matt Coghlin Extra Point) 0 14
Second Quarter YSUMSU
MSU TD 12:52 Jayden Reed 85 yard TD pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin Extra Point) 0 21
MSU TD 10:12 Elijah Collins 20 yard TD pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin Extra Point) 0 28
YSU TD 4:10 Demeatric Crenshaw 6 yard TD run (Colt McFadden Extra Point) 7 28
MSU TD 0:17 Kenneth Walker III 6 yard TD run (Matt Coghlin Extra Point) 7 35
Third Quarter YSUMSU
YSU TD 10:54 Christian Turner 26 yard TD run (Colt McFadden Extra Point) 14 35
MSU TD 4:32 Jalen Nailor 16 yard TD pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin Extra Point) 14 42
Team Stats
  Youngstown State Michigan State
First downs 20 25
  Rushing 10 15
  Passing 8 9
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 9-20, 45% 4-10, 40%
4th down efficiency 4-4, 100% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 45-167 38-272
Passing Yards 137 323
Return Yards 0 79
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-32-1 20-28-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-9 0-0
Punts 7 3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-36 7-55
Youngstown State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Crenshaw 10 23 81 0 1
J. Craycraft 6 9 56 0 0
Michigan State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
P. Thorne 15 21 280 4 0
A. Russo 5 7 43 0 0
Youngstown State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Crenshaw 18 69 3.8 1
C. Turner 5 48 9.6 1
J. McLaughlin 14 36 2.6 0
L. Pearson 6 10 1.7 0
J. Craycraft 1 3 3.0 0
S. St. Surin 1 1 1.0 0
Michigan State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Simmons 16 121 7.6 0
K. Walker III 7 57 8.1 1
D. Eaglin 6 33 5.5 0
E. Collins 3 32 10.7 0
P. Thorne 3 19 6.3 1
A. Russo 3 10 3.3 0
Youngstown State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McLaughlin 1 30 30.0 0
L. Hensley 3 20 6.7 0
C. Charleston 3 18 6.0 0
M. Diaz 1 15 15.0 0
A. Ogletree 2 13 6.5 0
T. Radford 1 12 12.0 0
J. Burgett 1 9 9.0 0
J. Portorreal 1 6 6.0 0
S. St. Surin 1 6 6.0 0
R. Smith 1 6 6.0 0
C. Turner 1 2 2.0 0
Michigan State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Reed 4 181 45.3 2
J. Nailor 4 39 9.8 1
E. Collins 1 20 20.0 1
T. Hunt 2 16 8.0 0
M. Foster 1 16 16.0 0
T. Lockett Jr. 2 14 7.0 0
I. Stewart 1 8 8.0 0
M. Carr 1 8 8.0 0
J. Simmons 1 7 7.0 0
T. Mosley 1 7 7.0 0
T. Gillison 1 5 5.0 0
K. Coleman 1 2 2.0 0
Youngstown State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
X. Henderson 1 0
Youngstown State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. DeSalvo 5 224 44.8
P. Lynch 2 76 38.0
Michigan State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Baringer 2 90 45.0
Youngstown State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Reed 3 48 16.0
C. McDonald 1 -1 -1.0
Youngstown State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Reed 1 32 32.0
Youngstown State Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan State Missed FG
Player Length
M. Coghlin 50




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